2022 James A. Rawley Graduate Conference in the Humanities

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Type: 
Conference
Date: 
October 12, 2022 to October 13, 2022
Location: 
Nebraska, United States
Subject Fields: 
European History / Studies, Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, Immigration & Migration History / Studies, Jewish History / Studies, Human Rights

On October 12-13, 2022, join us at this year's James A. Rawley Graduate Conference in the Humanities for a series of roundtables and workshops that examine the legacies and contemporary realities of imperialism, war, and genocide. Given the recent geopolitical crises in Eastern Europe, this year’s theme is “War and Genocide.” Our interdisciplinary panels and workshops interweave the nineteenth and twentieth centuries with major global crises that we face today: the Holocaust in public memory and education, the European and North American contexts of war and sexual violence, the plight of refugees and forced migrants, and the varied public responses to war and violence. The conference will also include a distiguished lecture from the acclaimed Holocaust historian, Dr. Omer Bartov. 

All panels and workshops will be available over Zoom and in-person at the Nebraska Union on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln City Campus at 1400 R St, Lincoln, NE 68588. 

Registration is completely free and is available through our website: https://history.unl.edu/2022-Rawley

 

2022 James A. Rawley Graduate Conference in Humanities Schedule
*All listed times are in Central Standard Time (CST)

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

9:45 A.M. - 11:15 A.M. - Holocaust and Genocide in Public Memory Panel

  • Daniel Reynolds, Seth Richards Professor in Modern Languages, Grinnell College
  • Bedross Der Matossian, Associate Professor of the Modern Middle East and Hymen Rosenberg Associate Professor in Judaic Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Scott Littky, Executive Director of the Institute for Holocaust Education (IHE)
  • Andrea Wagh, History Ph.D. Student, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 

11:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. - Distinguished Lecture by Dr. Omer Bartov

 

1:15 P.M. - 2:45 P.M. - Human Rights and Genocide Education Workshop

  • Ari Kohen, Schlesinger Professor of Social Justice, and Director of the Norman & Bernice Harris Center for Judaic Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Dr. Mark Gudgel, Assistant Professor of Education, College of Saint Mary
  • Beth Dotan, Education and Human Sciences Ph.D. Candidate, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Łukasz W. Niparko, Political Science Ph.D. Candidate, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 

3:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. - The Public's Response to War: A Discussion of Anti-War Protests Throughout History Panel

  • Fabio Rojas, Virginia L. Roberts Professor of Sociology, University of Indiana-Bloomington
  • Alexander Vazansky, Associate Professor of History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Virginia Williams, Professor of History; Director of the Peace, Justice, and Conflict Resolution Studies program; Director of the Individualized Studies program Winthrop University
  • Colten Skinner, History Ph.D. Student, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 

Thursday, October 13, 2022

9:45 A.M. - 11:15 A.M. - Sexual and Gendered Violence: Past and Present Panel

  • Courtney Hillebrecht, Professor of Political Science, Hitchcock Family Chair in Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs, Director of the Forsythe Program on Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Elizabeth Heineman, Professor of Modern Germany and Europe, History, Gender and Sexuality Studies, University of Iowa
  • Genesis Agosto, Assistant Professor of Law Library and Reference Librarian, UNL College of Law
  • Nyaradzai Chisaka, History Ph.D. Candidate, University of Iowa

 

11:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. - Student Research Lightning Round

 

1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. - Break

 

2:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. - War, Refugees, and Forced Migrants: Past, Present, and Future Panel

  • Julia Reilly, Assistant Professor of Practice, University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Global Integrative Studies
  • Tim Turnquist, History Ph.D. Candidate, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Kelly Ross, Executive Director of the Empowering Communities through Her Opportunities (ECHO) Collective
  • Sheila Vinton, Executive Director of the Asian Community and Cultural Center in Lincoln, NE

 

3:30 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. - Conclusion and Farewell

 

The Rawley Graduate Conference in the Humanities is hosted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln History Department Graduate Students with generous support from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Department of History, the UNL Research Council, and the UNL Faculty Senate, the UNL Department of Modern Languages, the Forsythe Family Program on Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs, the UNL Department of Ethnic Studies, the Harris Center for Judaic Studies, the UNL Department of Sociology, and the Center of Great Plains Studies. 

Contact Info: 

Colten Skinner
History Ph.D. Student
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2022 Rawley Graduate Conference Committee
cskinner5@huskers.unl.edu

Andrea Wagh
History Ph.D. Student
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2022 Rawley Graduate Conference Committee
awagh2@huskers.unl.edu

Tim Turnquist
History Ph.D. Candidate
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2022 Rawley Graduate Conference Committee
tturnquist@huskers.unl.edu